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By C.Rogers |
The Courage to Care
Approaching Death with Confidence and Sensitivity
What if you could feel confident knowing how to help and support someone who is dying? You may want to share their journey, even walk with them until their last breath, but are uncertain how to do so.
Author, end-of-life doula, and transition coach, Rev. Linda Bryce regularly sits and sings at the bedside of the dying.
The Courage to Care is your handbook, guiding you with practical advice and stories from the bedside and beyond.
- Learn what you need to know from diagnosis to death
- Discover what you can actually do to help the dying live—and die—well
- Appreciate the unique role of music and bedside singing
- Identify your special talents to be a comforting presence
- Marvel at the mystery and wonder of death—and what comes after
Together, we can make the end of life as meaningful and memorable as the beginning. Someone is waiting, today, for you and your smiling face. May this book help you summon your courage to care and to be there at the bedside of someone who is dying.
The Shattered Oak
A once vibrant oak tree in her yard began dying, voicing cries of help through its dead leaves and moss-covered branches. Inside the house Barbara too was in crisis, the recipient of her husband s anger and rage. As time passes Barbara can no longer stay strong. While she deals with her own demons, the oak too weakens. Based on a true story, this woman takes us inside her emotionally charged existence, letting us feel the anguish of domestic abuse, divorce, attempted suicides, and incarceration in a mental institution. A savior finally unravels the mystery surrounding her dysfunctional mental state and leads her on the path to recovery. This book is a must-read for anyone going through domestic abuse or depression, or family members who are trying to make sense out of the situation.
The Little Book for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Every 66 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer's. There is so much to learn about this disease and no preparation for the journey. Most Caregivers do not have time to read a lot about Alzheimer's because they are busy with the needs of their loved one. Therefore, this is a little, concise, simple book discussing the main pitfalls and problems of this disease. First, you slowly lose the person you love and later their body slips way. Caregivers can deal with Wandering, Agitation, Hallucinations, Facility placement and finally the End of life. Caregivers are exhausted, so this is an easy to read user friendly short book to help family caregivers as well as health care workers. This book focuses on the 'Quality of Life" for everyone, living one day at a time, and suggestions for all the scary symptoms of the disease. This book is a commonsense road map for the journey that is Alzheimer's.